Grand Junction nursing home aide accused of muffling patient

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (AP) - An aide at a Grand Junction nursing home has been arrested on charges of using a pillow to silence a screaming patient.

Twenty-three-year-old Errin Hubbard of Grand Junction was arrested Saturday on suspicion of third-degree assault of an at-risk victim and neglect of an at-risk victim.

Hubbard had an unlisted phone number and couldn't be reached for comment.

A heavily redacted affidavit released by police alleges another nurse's aide saw Hubbard put a pillow over the face of a patient at Larchwood Inns Nursing Home. (To read the affidavit, click the link below.)

The affidavit says the patient, a woman diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, cannot walk on her own.

Hubbard was released Monday on $1,000 bond.
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